February 10, 2006
In an article in the February 10, 2006 issue of the Hartford Courant, Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut attorney general, suggests that a state false claims act would help restore integrity to state contracting.
“Connecticut should follow other states and the federal government in passing a false claims act that gives the state authority to recover taxpayer funds dispensed in corrupt contracts. Just this week, the president signed a new law giving states financial incentives to adopt state false-claims acts,” Blumenthal writes.
Blumenthal also suggests a contract review board and reducing or revoking state pensions for corrupt state employees.